It’s been over 2 weeks now since my first symptoms of Covid began (headache) and just under 2 weeks since I woke up with a high fever and tested positive. For the most part I’m feeling normal again. I do still have a little bit of a cough, but other than that I’m mostly back to normal. My fever lasted about 3 days and then after that I was fever free during the days and in the evenings my temperature would creep up a little bit. I was completely fever free by last Thursday or Friday I think.
Luckily my parents were fully vaccinated already and didn’t show any symptoms when I was sick so I stayed with them for the first week since I had a high fever and all that. A few friends also checked in on me multiple times a day via phone and Instagram and that was really nice. Also sweet and funny is that the other day I had parent/teacher conferences via Zoom and a few of the parents who signed up to meet with me are parents of kids I’ve taught over the years and they told me they mostly only signed up to say hi and ask me how I was doing because their kids told them I had been unwell. One mom was telling me that I looked good and that her daughter was very concerned for me. She said Iw as the topic of conversation at her house for 4 days!
Speaking of work, I’ve been working remotely since my fever stopped and I go back to in-person work on Monday. Luckily I’ve just got one week of work before spring break so it will hopefully not be too bad. During my recovery, even though I’ve been working, I haven’t been doing work beyond my teaching periods. I knew I was going to fall behind with the work I needed to do i.e. grading, lesson planning, etc., but I needed to rest. So I spent my non-working recovery time resting and watching tv. I watched all of WandaVision and I’ve started watching all the Marvel movies in order. It’s been years since I’ve watched the early movies. So far I’ve watched Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain America. Next up is the first Avengers movie.
While I was sick I was really itching to get back on the Peloton but I was too weak, needed to rest, and knew it would be hard to breathe with my congestion. I did do some stretching and yoga with the Peloton app and just this week have started riding the bike again. I’m not as fast as I was prior to getting sick, but it feels so good to be back on the bike!
Soon I’ll look into rescheduling my vaccine. I still can’t believe that I got sick right before my scheduled vaccine or that I managed to not get sick for an entire year and then got sick right before the vaccine.
I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy!